Code-In

Google Code-In 2012 Haiku Wrap Up Report

Blog post by scottmc on Wed, 2013-01-23 06:03

Haiku participated in Google's Code-In for the third year in a row. This year's event was a bit different than in 2010 and 2011. Google changed the rules a bit to make the contest better than in previous years. One of the changes was to remove the translation tasks as it seems for many of these tasks students were using Google Translator and other such tools. This meant that the biggest category for Haiku in GCI2010 and 2011 was gone, so we would have to adjust things a bit. For 2012 we had students complete 168 tasks, with ten students completing six or more tasks each. We focused more on coding and coding related tasks than in the past.

2011 Google Code-In Contest, Haiku Selected as One of Eighteen Participating Organzations

Blog post by scottmc on Thu, 2011-11-10 04:18

Haiku has been selected as one of eighteen organizations to participate in the Google Code-In 2011!

Once again Haiku has been selected to participate in Google Code-In. To read the announcement and to see what other organizations were selected see [1] below. Here's some basic information on the contest:


Google Code-In 2011 logo

Google's contest to introduce pre-university students to the many kinds of contributions that make open source software development possible, is starting on November 21, 2011. We are inviting students worldwide to produce a variety of open source code, documentation, training materials and user experience research for the organizations participating this year. These tasks include:

1. Code: Tasks related to writing or refactoring code
2. Documentation: Tasks related to creating/editing documents
3. Outreach: Tasks related to community management and outreach/marketing
4. Quality Assurance: Tasks related to testing and ensuring code is of high quality
5. Research: Tasks related to studying a problem and recommending solutions
6. Training: Tasks related to helping others learn more
7. Translation: Tasks related to localization
8. User Interface: Tasks related to user experience research or user interface design and interaction

Official Google Code-In website and to review the updated rules for 2011. [2]

Over the next couple of weeks we will be busy getting our task list in order and putting together a good group of Haiku mentors for this. Many of the tasks will be for translations, so we may still need a few more mentors to cover some of those tasks. If you are interested in mentoring please let us know on the mailing list. For a preview of some of the possible Haiku tasks, you can check the wiki page we used for gathering ideas. [3]

Google Code In Wrap Up Report

Blog post by scottmc on Wed, 2011-01-12 00:30

The Google Code In is now over. I’d like to thank all of the students, and the Haiku mentors, 30 in all, for all their hard work. I’d also like to thank Google, the Melange team and Carol Smith for running GCI. Haiku had over 150 tasks completed by students!

Many of the tasks completed for Haiku were for translations. In all, there were about 65 translation tasks completed, nearly completing 12 different languages, and partial coverage on 7 more. One student, when we couldn’t find a mentor to cover the Romanian translations, went out and found a mentor, and then she proceeded to translate all of the apps and preflets that are in HTA, all while she was also doing tasks for several other orgs. In case anyone is interested in working on the translations there is still a lot of work left to do on some of the less common languages. If you are interested in helping out, join the Haiku-i18n mailing list. To work on the localization of the system, go to HTA, register and get started. To start a new translation team for the user guide, read Starting a new translation.

Haiku get's a couple of new screensavers, several new translators for many languages, and some more i18n'd applications and preferences thanks to GCI students.